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Biology and Control of the Green June Beetle
Kathy Flanders, Patricia Cobb
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Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 06/10/2000

Damage caused by green June beetle grubs, Cotinis nitida L., has been increasing in Alabama pastures, hayfields, landscapes, home lawns, and other established grassy areas. Although green June beetle grubs prefer to feed on decaying organic matter, occasionally they chew the tender roots of grass plants. Damage to turf and pasture is primarily mechanical because grub tunneling and movement in the soil uproot grass plants, which then dry out and die.